Many communities attempted and failed to successfully implement such laws, resulting in lawsuits and subsequent repeal of newly adopted laws. The courts recognize panhandling as a protected form of free speech (CCB v State, 1984). Therefore, laws restricting panhandling are viewed as an unconstitutional infringement on free-speech. An anti-panhandling ordinance proposed in Miami, Florida offers another stance on the constitutionality of such ordinances. The city of Miami lobbied for the application of the “secondary effects” test when evaluating like laws.
Beginning in 2005, it was one dollar more than the federal minimum wage, or $6.15. Each year Florida's Agency for Workplace Innovation recalculates the Florida minimum wage, based upon the increase in the consumer price index during the preceding 12 months. The new rate is published each October and takes effect in January of the next year. During 2007 Florida's minimum was set at $6.67 per hour. On January 1, 2008, it increased to $6.79.
Now, in the past few years, some cities and states have started banning smoking in all public places even, in some cases, bars.  People worry about what smoking does to them, well I'm here to say that cars produce more harmful chemicals into the air then smoking does. We cannot ban everything just because we disagree with it. As for the non-smokers worrying about their health as they go to the bar and drink, you will not be hurt by a night in a Smokey room just as you will not harm your body forever by a night of a few drinks. 8 Senator Rodney Ellis; “A smoke-free Texas?” State senator proposes statewide smoking ban, January 18, 2007, Austin American-statesman.
Joshua Smith 10/17/12 ACS 108 Anti-Texing In the article “Anti-texting law has yet to snag many violators,” Brian Anderson argues that new laws against distracting driving have done little to stop texters. Anyone who has gotten away with breaking the new law aimed at outlawing texting while driving is far from alone. Nearly two months have passed since the Alabama law has taken effect, the Anniston, Jacksonville and Oxford Police Departments and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office all said they’ve issued no citations for the offense. What could be the reason why the new anti-texting law has yet to snag many violators? Perhaps drivers notice the marked police car before the officer has a chance to determine the driver is texting.
What if more prisoners got the notion complying with “chemical castration” would reduce or even revoke their sentence? DeWayne Wickham of USA Today presented this argument “Castration often fails to halt offenders” His 2001 article goes on arguing that “Rape and most other sexual offenses have little to do with sex and more to do with physical domination” (Wickham par 3).Wickham’s article also contains an interesting quote Florida prosecutor Jerry Burford told the St. Petersburg Times “I get a lot of people who are impotent that still commit sexual battery. It's not their gonads that cause them to commit sexual battery. It's their
Also, just last year, the fifty and the ten got their makeover with the watermarks and the different colors (Hagenbough). Another way to prevent counterfeiting is through technology safeguards. So far only Cannon has taken the bureau up on the offer back in 1992. All information is classified for obvious reasons. However, one thing that happens when a counterfeiter tries to scan the money is a warning comes up telling him that it cannot copy this because under law it is not allowed.
Some states have have left it to local agencies to implement the program. The most common argument at all levels of government is the impediment of the 4th amendment which, among other things, assures citizens protection from unreasonable search and seizures. State and local governments have primarily debated the explanation of what is unreasonable and constitutes probable cause. In 2011 a Florida appellate court ruled, officials cannot forcibly draw blood from a driver in a misdemeanor DUI case, still the State Attorney continues to push for the policy to be accepted for felony DUI. Many lawyers and other citizens argue this subjects them to unreasonable searches and it over steps the United States Governments limited powers (Limhardt, A., 2011, para.
The ethical decision in this situation is based on utilitarianism. Justin Caramanica is placed on house arrest with an alcohol sensor bracelet with no driving privileges however he is waiting for sentencing in November, 2012. The ethical decision in this situation is based on deontological. Justin had a duty to perform certain actions and he failed to do so; he knew the judge directive order was violated. The justice system made a ethical bias decision base on race and prior criminal history
Phillip Smith contends that harm reductionist and addiction specialists oppose drug courts. According to Smith, treatment for drug addiction should be voluntary; not enforced, some drug courts reject methadone assisted rehabilitation; judges may not understand addiction as a chronic condition; and some drug courts are under attack for denying due process rights to defendants. While drug courts are better than prisons for addicts, Smith believes that chemical dependency should not be confronted with sanctions. The first drug court designed to find a more effective way for the criminal justice system to deal with drug offenders, was born in Miami in 1989, under the guidance of then local prosecutor Janet Reno. The notion behind drug courts is that providing drug treatment to some defendants would lead to better outcomes for them and their communities.
I drive almost every day and I rarely even see signs that tell you to put your seatbelt on, the #1 thing that we must do. Anyway, Florida needs to mark this down on their to-do list and get to it. Our state isn’t doing as well as it should be in promoting safe driving. Texting while driving causes 1.6 million crashes per year. Florida needs to make this an issue.